Pasiphae and the Bull
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Amphitrite, queen of the seas, narrates the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.
This is the third part of the second chapter in Theseus: Pasiphae and the Bull.
Minos - king of Crete
Pasiphae - queen of Crete; wife of Minos
Cretan Bull - fire-breathing, white creature formed from the sea foam by Poseidon
Amphitrite - queen of the seas; narrator of our story
Daedalus - Athenian craftsman of Minos and Pasiphae; godson and student of Athena
Her powers would not work, but she know of someone's which could fuel her lust.
She called upon her craftsman, the Athenian Daedalus, whose skill were given to him by his godmother Athena.
Daedalus, though appalled by Pasiphae's request, made her a wooden cow to hide in.
Needless to say, the Cretan Bull was attracted to Pasiphae's cow costume.
And nine months later, thanks to the affair, Pasiphae bore a child with a human body and a bull's head and legs.
But Daedalus knew of a way to get rid of the creature without harming him,
Minos wished to dispose of his new stepson, but the gods would punish him for slaying a babe.
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